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Lovell arrested on multiple charges

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By Jennifer Caldwell

 

A car proved to be an unwise choice as a nap spot for a LaFollette woman last week.

Last Friday LaFollette Police Officer Dennis Chadwell was called to a local grocery store to investigate a female who was “slumped over the steering wheel.”

When Chadwell made contact with Lacy Denise Lovell, 24, of 312 North 12th Street, to check on her welfare, he observed her eyes to be “cloudy” and “heavy” looking.

A field sobriety test was administered to ensure Lovell’s ability to drive. However, she was unable to perform any of the tests to Chadwell’s satisfaction, according to the arrest warrant.

As Chadwell continued to question Lovell she denied taking any medication and gave permission to search her vehicle.

When Lovell was asked to empty her pockets she allegedly took out a small black container which held two Xanax, nine and a half Roxycontin and six Oxycontin pills. As Chadwell searched the vehicle he found another container inside Lovell’s purse that had one and a half Xanax pills, a container with a glass smoking pipe and a clear bag with a green leafy substance.

Lovell was arrested and charged with public intoxication, possession of a schedule VI substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is scheduled to appear in court on March 13.